With English MPs expected to vote later on whether or not to define an English anthem the issue is divisive. If the majority vote for change the issue will move to the House of Lords and on its interminable journey toward reality.
According to Wikipedia "In 2004, lawyers for the devolved Scottish Parliament advised that it was within the legal competence of the Scottish Parliament to choose a national anthem for Scotland, countering the suggestion that it would be a matter reserved to the Parliament of the United Kingdom." Has that changed now with the introduction of EVEL?
SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon has reiterated her early comments that EVEL will push Scots toward an exit from the UK.
With the Scottish parliament now having some devolved powers, and more pledged, English votes for English laws sounds a sensible approach but it depends who is pulling the strings and why.
The current national anthem God Save the Queen is old, outdated, sombre, anti Scotland at least in part, loved by a few, hated by many and always boring. It will remain as the national anthem but what about an English anthem?
Scottish comedian Billy Connolly summed it up correctly in a sketch during the 80s or was it the 90s? He declared it was boring, dour and too slow. He said we should opt for the theme tune to the Archers; as this has no words but most Brits will sing rum tee tum to it he declared it would be easy for new nationals to learn.
So if MPs vote for an alternative English national anthem to be played at certain events what would you choose?
Asked on Sky News breakfast show posh-totty Joanna Lumley said she did not think it should be Jerusalem which seems to be a popular suggestion; as the Jerusalem anthem has its roots in socialism her opinion was no surprise.
But previously UK PM David Cameron has expressed an opinion that he would like to see a new English anthem for sporting events and cited Jerusalem as his choice.
"In a break with tradition in 2010, the public voted for Jerusalem to be played for English athletes competing at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi."
But before we get ahead of ourselves remember today's debate may simply result in maintaining the status quo but valuable debating time in the House of Commons will be lost.
According to a survey 70% of people asked were in favour of a change but I doubt any want much expensive Commons; debate time spent on the issue.
Popular choices seem to be Land Of Hope And Glory, I Vow To Thee My Country and There'll Always Be An England plus a few laugh-out-loud suggestions.
Perhaps the Tories have opted for this debate one-day after the first NHS junior doctor's strike in the UK for decades for their own reasons.
Anthem 4 England pollThe campaign group balloted its web visitors about what they thought England's national anthem should be. The results were: